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What's a Wreck?

A Cake Wreck is any cake that is unintentionally sad, silly, creepy, inappropriate - you name it. A Wreck is not necessarily a poorly-made cake; it's simply one I find funny, for any of a number of reasons. Anyone who has ever smeared frosting on a baked good has made a Wreck at one time or another, so I'm not here to vilify decorators: Cake Wrecks is just about finding the funny in unexpected, sugar-filled places.

Now, don't you have a photo you want to send me? ;)

- Jen

Less-Than-Superb Owl Wreckage

My Superb Owl Sweets for Super Bowl Sunday must have been super inspirational, because look what Ashley ordered for her daughter's baby shower!


Ashley ordered it from a different baker, though, which meant there were bound to be just a few slight differences.

[poker face]

[eye twitch]

[biting lip]

Quick, look at the cake. Look at the cake!


Whooo WEEE! Almost didn't make it, there.


Thanks to Ashley G. for reminding us that wreckage can be a real hoot.


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Reader Comments (29)

……… A pink bear in a business suit & tie sitting in a tree. What's wrong with that?

February 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

i think laynie got a Koala cake. Sorta...

February 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterColin

How do you turn an owl into a bat? Make it skinny

February 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCheezchik32

Is that a goth teddy bear?

February 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterIan K

Wait a minute—I sniff a rodent. You said Ashley ordered that for her daughter’s birthday, yet that second cake is CLEARLY a baby shower cake, although remarkably dystopian. (It sort of reminds me of the brief flashes we get of the world after Hellboy fulfills his destiny to destroy it...) Unless the baker ALSO got the occasion wrong (which isn’t outside the realm of possibility, but methinks you’d be pointing that out), this story doesn’t add up. What gives, Jen?

[Editor's note- I think it was supposed to say baby shower. I changed it. Bwoops. -john]

February 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

OMG just like twins :D if one twin was a twitching mutant

February 15, 2018 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Look! A melted bat! Perfect for a baby shower cake.

February 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterFM

Okay, that's clearly a bat. Did she ask for it with a bat instead of an owl? Because the baker was clearly trying to draw a bat, never mind that bats don't perch like that.

February 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBorg

It's a pig in a vampire costume!

February 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterElisa

EEEEEE!! What the heck is that thing??? And is it going to bite my face off? Run, er, crawl away, Laynie!

February 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

@SaraCVT - .could it possibly be that Jen <gasp> made a mistake???

February 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLady Kal

A pink panda sitting in a tree. Close.

February 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterTriciaL

I think that I will never see
An ugly owl perched in a tree...
Wait -- is it a rodent in a cape?
What horror to make us gape?

February 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

Is that a bat?

February 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterTANYA M

And whats with the black blob across the top? Night time?

February 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBrenda

A pink bear in a graduation gown. Thinking of jumping off the branch out of despair for not having a proper mortarboard.

February 15, 2018 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

The horror of the pigbearbat is not blinding me to the awful ,uneven writing.

February 15, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterhotclaws

THAT - is a bat. An upside-down, pink, pig-faced bat, perhaps... but still a bat.

And it made me laugh. =-)

February 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

That's definitely a bat, unless I've just gone batty.

February 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKai Lowell

Stella Luna?

February 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMudmusher's a bird!
It's a plane!
Nope, it's a bat.

Definitely a bat.

February 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterShelby Lou

The actual object may differ from the represented image.

Image for representation purposes only!

February 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSaryan Sha

Well looks like she ended up with a vampire bat. That's what it seems to be to me and I am sticking to it lol. Turning an owl into that well the wreckerators know magic. Not the good kind either lol.

February 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Is not a baby shower cake ALSO a birthday celebration? Just celebrating it a bit early. Before the birthday girl can be visibly present. But she couldn't eat cake anyway, so I guess that's all fine.
But that's definitely a bat. I like bats. Especially the cute little insectivorous microbats. Flying foxes less so. More bat cakes! But not batMAN cakes. :-)

February 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAA

Seriously people. It's called "artistic license." And that artist shoulda left their license at the KMart Blue Light Special!

February 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSue W.

Oh loooook...a Christmas card from Laynie!

February 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterTed C

@ Ted C: Oh, you mean "Nip" ??

February 18, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCali Kath

I love owls.
This is, by far, the worst wreck I've ever seen. I actually started crying.

February 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMalin

It's a coatamundi with wings.

March 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJ.D.S

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